These sites describe the general method used in scientific research. They also include the research process, the role and purpose of theory, and the history of the method. Includes links to eThemes Resources on science fair projects, scientific principles, understanding science, qualities of a scientist, and science experiments for elementary.
ScienceStuff: The Scientific Method
This site provides an explanation of each component of the scientific method.
Steps of the Scienrtific Method
This site has a detailed explanation with examples of each step in the scientific method.
The Scientific Method of Problem Solving
This page gives a brief overview of five steps of the scientific method: stating a problem, forming and testing a hypothesis, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing conclusion. Find out difference between scientific theory and law.
Does Soap Float?
Conduct this simple experiment and follow the steps of the scientific method. This experiment is in the form of a lesson plan for grades 3-5.
Quia: Scientific Method Interactive Games
This site has interactive games about the scientific method. Includes matching, flash cards, and concentration.
Biology4Kids: Scientific Method
What is the difference between a theory, a law, or a hypothesis? Find out the answer. Take a quiz to test your understanding of the method. There is also a link for a "Site Tour." NOTE: The site includes ads.
ThinkQuest: Experimenting with the Scientific Method
Read what these fourth grade students wrote on scientific method.
ThinkQuest: Mad Scientist Experiments 2000
Read about these fifth graders and their science experiments.
Science Method Review
Print out this PDF and solve the crossword puzzle.
ABC Teach: Worksheet Example
This PDF is a worksheet for students' scientific investigation.
Scientific Method Labs
This interactive lab teaches what the scientific method is, how it has been used by scientists and others, and how it is applied to history of astronomy. Includes short exercises.
BBC: The Scientific Method
This article describes four-step of a scientific method, examples on how scientific method has been used, and cases against scientific method. Find out how the scientific method is used to support or refute an existing theory.
eThemes Resource: Science Fair Projects: Ideas and Organization
Some of these sites offer ideas for science experiments for kids. Other sites present more investigative ideas and guidelines for science fair projects.
eThemes Resource: Scientific Principles
Find out what scientific method is all about. Learn major principles in science: problem, hypothesis, observations, experiments, theory, and law. Take quizzes to test the hypothesis that you know how to do science.
eThemes Resource: Understanding Science
Learn the meaning and history of science. Find out who the first scientist was and who invented the scientific method. Discover ways of scientific thinking and practice logic, scientific reasoning, learn classifications, and create dichotomous keys. Learn about origin of the scientific terms and expand your scientific vocabulary. Includes quizzes, games, word puzzles.
eThemes Resource: Qualities of a Scientist
Find out what scientific attitudes are most important in science. Learn about distinct scientific disciplines and people who work in these fields. Includes a printable word search puzzle, worksheets, and a quiz.
eThemes Resource: Science Experiments for Elementary
These sites have simple experiments that will expose students to scientific methods and processes. Students learn to conduct experiments based on scientific inquiry as well as understanding it at the conceptual level. Includes examples on forming research questions and hypotheses, indentifying dependent and independent variables, presenting data, and writing conclusions. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Scientific Method, Scientific Principles, Science Fair Projects: Ideas and Organization.